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Avista

) #723 of 18,120 Restaurants in London ££££ Italian, , Vegetarian Friendly
39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP, England
+44 20 7596 3399
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not to our tastes I'm afraid. Some of the combined tastes were very strange (fois gras, coca cola sorbet, black cherry, spin sugar pieces...) I didn't get it. Each to their own. Service was wonderful though. Very attentive

Thank Ruth N
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been at this restaurant on a Groupon deal (5 courses). We think the restaurant itself might be very good, but we found the Groupon deal not worth it. The real problem were the portions, and probably just because we took a Groupon deal....More

Thank Lorenzo B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a taster menu here and Arthuro's food was incredible, the venue was beautiful and the service by Danilo and the team was brilliant. By far one of the best taster menu evenings we've had in London.

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect place for a perfect dinner! Perfection is the word that will really describe the place, the people and the food. This was a dinner-surprise from my husband celebrating our 8 month of marriage. I want to say that from  entrance in the restaurant ...More

Thank ChristineGh23
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Christine, Thank you! It is a pleasure to read it! Is a pleasure to make everyone happy and make it special every time! The Tasting menu, is a recommendation that we suggest in order to be, stress free from chose the right dish, as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food well presented and professionally prepared and served.the waiters and waitresses were helpful and cheerful.More

Thank TissaSilvalondon
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear TissaSilva, thank you to have spent few moment to write about us! Is great to hear compliments from our guests! Very soon we will change the menu, so you can enjoy most in season ingredients on their best! thank you again best egards Fabio...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most surprising fact about this restaurant is that it still does not have a Michelin star! I decided to visit Avista after hearing about it from three different friends and it definitely lived up to the reputation. I would describe it as modern Italian...More

Thank janithperera
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Janith, i would like to say thank you here on tripadvisor as well! we have already talk in the restaurant , of course first we were running the service, but on the right moment we have talk about great food and passion in our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we thoroughly recommend the champagne afternoon tea, well served, good quality, relaxed, no hurry. There were ample quantities of sandwiches and scones. The cakes were very slightly disappointing.

Thank alanumpire
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Alanumpire, thank you for the review. I would like to share this with my colleagues which are in charge of the afternoon tea. thank you very much. Kind regards Fabio Settembre

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Avista Restaurant always gives you emotions! Everytime we come to this place we already know that it's not just a matter of eating food, but it's more about living a sensational experience! Chef Arturo Granato always surprise us with his exclusive and fabulous dishes! The...More

Thank Fabio S
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Fabio, I can just say, THANK YOU! Please, help me out to spread the voice around! It has been a pleasure to let you enjoy the time here in Avista! look forward for the next time! A presto Fabio Settembre

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful building and lovely welcome, had drinks in the bar first and the service was fantastic, myself and my partner had the tester menu which was out of this world, the chef Arturo granato has created something very special and very memorable, my personal...More

Thank Katie M
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Katie, It's is great to read your review! We focus in make every experience memorable! Hope you will have the time to come again and check our new menu, which will be changing soon! Many Regards to your partner too. Best Fabio Settembre

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

A jewel of mayfair. New chef has made a stunning difference and the food amazing. Try the lasagne, the best, but beware not a large portion!More

Thank D9SYD
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear D9SYD, Thank you for spending few moments of your time for our review. The lasagna mentioned is a great dish, which if the portion was bigger, it was going to be heavier and disappointed instead of pleasant. The Lunch menu is also balanced and...More

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haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
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cocoboskey
Is there a dress code for evening meals?
5 January 2017|
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Response from Fabio S | Property representative |
Dear Cocoboskey, we only require a smart casual dress code. thank you Fabio
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N8789CRdavid
With the tasting menu are the portions reduced in size or what you would normally expect for starters and main courses? Many thanks.
22 May 2016|
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Response from Champagne27_12 | Reviewed this property |
Tasting menus are always smaller portions than main course. About the size of starters. The food and atmosphere at Avista is excellent. Sure you wouldn't be disappointed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$76
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Saturday
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP, England
  • Public Transportation: Bond Street Tube StationBond Street Tube Station 5min. Green Park Tube station 10min.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7596 3399
  • E-mail
Description
Avista, under the direction of the Executive Chef Arturo Granato, has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes by the prestigious AA Food Guide. Located in the heart of Mayfair and featuring its own private entrance at 39 Grosvenor Square, Avista is a 75 seat restaurant, with a separate bar for up to 25, and private dining room for 12. The main focus of Avista is the granite square upon which your chefs prepare the final touches to the dishes before your very eyes. Meanwhile, the interior has been brought to life by celebrated designer David d'Almada and sets the mood with a cool ambience making this location both light and spacious, whilst retaining a chic and "Mayfair" feel. Arturo has given the menu a contemporary twist since his arrival at Avista and changes his menus regularly to take advantage of the seasonal produce.
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